The future of flying robots

Here’s a really fascinating Ted Talk about the future of flying robots. At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit in an orchard,…

NASA Awards Venture Class Launch Services Contracts for CubeSat Satellites

NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) has awarded multiple Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contracts to provide small satellites (SmallSats) — also called CubeSats, microsats or nanosatellites — access to low-Earth orbit. The three companies selected to provide these new commercial launch capabilities, and the value of their firm fixed-price contracts, are: Firefly Space Systems Inc.…

WREC Is Born!

The first meeting of the Woodlawn Robotics & Engineering Club (WREC) was a huge success! The club, which is open to students of all ages, will have meetups, individual and group projects, open build time, competitions, and field trips. Last night students learned about the new club and worked together to start assembling WATT –…